The journey that you undertake with us will inspire you in creating Forest School programmes that have the potential to transform the lives of the participants.
Forest Schools, through nature-based communities supported by trained practitioners, nurture learner led exploration and discovery, nurturing meaningful experiences for positive lifelong impacts.
Wellbeing is the foundation of our practice and through recognising the social, emotional and physical needs of participants we provide the guidance and facilitation for our time in nature. Through creating learner inspired experiences based on exploration and discovery, we recognise opportunities to mentor holistic growth over the course of long-term programmes.
Through nurturing the community, we create a culture based on collaboration and empathy. During the 20 to 30-week-long programmes, we create the environment through which we can encourage the development of character in the participants as well as a greater connection with nature
Your week with us will introduce the ethos, philosophy and approach of Forest Schools and provide you with both the experience and insight to understand why it can have such benefits and how we create the conditions for them.
Level 2 or 3?
In the Level 2 Assistant practitioner qualification, you will complete a portfolio of evidence over the following 3 months while supporting a Qualified Practitioner within your area or workplace. Once complete you will have the option to upgrade and work towards becoming a fully qualified lead practitioner.
The Level 3 Forest Schools Leader course will involve you returning 9-12 months later, having run the initial portion of your first programme, for a further period of training and consolidation. During this time, you will be developing a portfolio of evidence of your learning.
WHAT YOU WILL GET FROM US
There is dormitory accommodation on site that comes at a reasonable rate of £17 per night. You will have the option of booking this during the checkout process.
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If you would like to pay by invoice, then you can do this at the checkout by providing a Purchase Order number. Please note this option is only for settings.
To help with financial management, we offer the option to pay in 6 weekly installments through our partner Laybuy. Laybuy offers up to £720 in credit for Forest School training subject to a credit check. The fee for using this payment plan is 4.5%.